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Indianapolis Spring Break Trip Ideas

Your Getaway Guide to the Circle City

Things everyone should do on a Spring Break getaway to the Circle City. From the top family-friendly eateries to the newest exhibits and attractions, Indy is ready to welcome you to this Spring. 

Your Spring Break Checklist

When it comes to family fun, Indianapolis is a one-stop destination for every interest. From music and art to animals and racing, you won't find a better place to learn, play, and grow as a family

Eight Attractions for One Low Price

  • With so many attractions to see, why limit yourself to one? The Indy Attraction Pass offers the opportunity to maximize your experience at a budget-friendly price.
  • Choose a 1-day pass (starting at $44) or 3-day pass (starting at $65) to access eight of Indy's most iconic attractions.

Indianapolis Zoo

  • 16 days of fun activities all around the Indianapolis Zoo. 
  • The Bicentennial Pavilion will be buzzing with live music and dancing, along with spring-centric art and fun activities.
  • Inside the Bee Study, see how beekeepers care for honey bees and learn all about these and other important pollinators. 
  • Special programming begins March 21 and runs through April 14.

The Children's Museum of Indianapolis

  • Learn about the important role emotions, memory, and imagination play in our everyday lives.
  • Fun-filled interactive experiences focus on the five emotions featured in the film—Joy, Sadness, Anger, Disgust, and Fear.
  • Learn to recognize emotions and explore ways that we express and manage our own emotions.

Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields

  • See 100,000 new flower bulbs across Newfields' gardens.
  • Grab a beverage at the Newfields' Beer Garden, now serving beer, wine, root beer, tea, and more.
  • Open March 21 - May 12.

250 Acres of Attractions and Greenspace

White River State Park offers a unique blend of green space and the scenic Central Canal to compliment the parks cultural attractions.

The Children's Museum Of Indianapolis

  • 12 outside sports experiences and three indoor exhibits encompassing physical fitness and awe-inspiring sports history.
  • Run, drive, jump, putt, and play while learning how to stay happy, healthy, and safe.
  • Opening March 16. 

Conner Prairie

  • Enjoy front-row access to the real working farm at Conner Prairie.
  • Meet small furry friends, watch them eat, and even learn where they love to be scratched (for lambs, it's on their jaw!).
  • Explore historic Prairietown.

Crowne Plaza at Historic Union Station

  • This family-friendly downtown hotel offers the unique opportunity to spend the night in one of 26 authentic Pullman Traincar sleepers, resting on their original tracks.
  • Full-size figurines of conductors and guests are around every corner.
  • Includes a pool for that Spring Break fun. For more hotels with pools, explore our hotel guide.
  • Discover a tribute to the enduring legacy of Native American service in the US armed forces, spanning generations from the American Revolution to the present day.
  • Delve into the fascinating reasons behind Native Americans' dedication to military service, showcasing their patriotism, employment opportunities, and deep-rooted cultural traditions.
  • Opening March 23 

Pose as the “I” in Indy

Find one of three sculptures around the city and pose as the “I” in Indy. Who knows, you might just check off next year’s holiday card photo.

Find locations here

Explore the City

As a first of its kind, the Indianapolis Cultural Trail is a unique, urban eight-mile trail connecting six cultural enclaves and nearly 200 restaurants and 50 attractions.

As Voted on By Indy Locals

We know every memorable trip begins and ends with a great meal. That's why we asked Indy Like a Locals - Indy advocates coming from a diverse background of artists, entrepreneurs, educators, city leaders, and more - to lend their voices to showcase Indy's Best Restaurants.

Read on to explore 40 locally owned restaurants across eight categories that best represent Indianapolis. 

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